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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Mar 30, 2013 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ballad of a Thin Man

The shows were certainly not what they could have been and had a train wreck-ish feel at times due to severe lack of rehearsal and Dylan seemingly very high at a few if not all shows,but considering it's 87' and the aforementioned problems there was some good music played.Jerry was all over it for all six sets and Brent is to be commended for really stepping up and trying different things and adding some inspired playing.If you really like Dylan you will like some of this,case closed,it's Bob Dylan and the fuckin' Grateful Dead playing full sets of music together.It would have been better had they played together in 75',now that would have been one hell of a tour ,but this is what we have.

The JFK show features Tangled Up with Bob spitting out the lyrics bitterly while the band kind of throbs and cooks along.The Frankie Lee and Judas Priest has a really nice bouncy and swingin' feel.Simple Twist is excellent and Bob sings a bunch of alternate lyrics.

http://archive.org/details/gd1987-07-10.sbd-set2.unknown.93077.shnf

At the N.J. show Jerry breaks out the pedal steel and acquits himself nicely on Tomorrow is a Long Time along with a good vocal by Bob.Wicked Messenger has Jerry back in Legion of Mary form peeling off edgy,chunky leads.

http://archive.org/details/gd1987-07-12.sbd-set3.unknown.97491.shnf

The last show in Anaheim has a cool,rollicking Watching the River Flow with some bar room Brent and Jerry slide.

http://archive.org/details/gd1987-07-26.sbd-set3.unknown.97495.shnf

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Mar 30, 2013 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ballad of a Thin Man

A special nod to Garcia on the spanish feeling "Chimes of Freedom", Dylan does a real nice "Times" also .
Dylan is such a weird guy, he didn't make it easy for the guys . Garcia said "We love Bob, but we have some musical problems with him, like beginning and ending a song ...".